Fiat is teasing fans with snap-shots of its new Viaggio sedan, which they plan to unveil in Beijing later this month.
Viaggio (voyage in English) or Fei Xiang (flying) in China is the first Fiat-Chrysler twin project, a four-door, five-passenger sedan based on the Compact US Wide architecture, which also provides the basis for the new Dodge Dart. The platform was originally developed for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
Fiat Viaggio (Photo: Fiat S.p.A.)
The Viaggio will feature exclusively two turbocharged engines, a 1.4L with either 120 or 150-hp output mated to a 5-speed manual or Dual Dry Clutch Transmission developed by Fiat.
Fiat hopes the Viaggio will take a bite out of the lucrative, biggest-selling compact sedan segment in China.
The Viaggio was styled in Torino, Italy, and will be the first car produced at the new Gac-Fiat World Class manufacturing plant in Changsha, Hunan province. The first cars will be produced starting in July and go on sale in China in the third quarter of 2012.
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